Officer spat on as man resists arrest; two charged – Surry Hills

Two men have been charged after an affray in Surry Hills overnight – with one man allegedly resisting arrest and spitting on an officer.

About 9.30pm (Sunday 3 May 2020), police saw two men involved in a physical altercation on Flinders Street, near Short Street.

As the officers approached the two men, OC spray was deployed, and one man, aged 30, was arrested and taken to Surry Hills Police Station.

The second man fled and was pursued by other police and he allegedly resisted officers as they attempted to restrain him, causing one officer fell to the ground.

The 27-year-old was arrested and escorted to the police vehicle where he allegedly spat on a constable.

He was taken to Surry Hills Police Station where he allegedly spat on the constable a second time.

The older man, from Ultimo, was charged with affray and not comply with noticed direction re S7/8/9 – COVID-19.

The younger man, from Kingsgrove, was charged with affray, resist officer in execution of duty, two counts of assault officer in execution of duty, and not comply with noticed direction re S7/8/9 – COVID-19.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today (Monday 4 May 2020).

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